How to be Your Own Literary Agent

HOW TO BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT is the most practical and thorough guide to book publishing for writers.

Author: Richard Curtis

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106013913303

Category: Authors and publishers

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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT is the most practical and thorough guide to book publishing for writers. Richard Curtis, a top literary agent for more than twenty-five years, provides a comprehensive overview of the publishing process, from submissions to contract negotiations to subsidiary rights to marketing and beyond. In this completely revised and expanded edition, Curtis takes into account the enormous changes in the publishing world over the past ten years. Included are new sections on what the electronic revolution means to you, and how to take advantage of it; the new breed of literary agents: how to find them and interest them in your work; how you can have a say in your book's design, cover art, jacket copy, and promotion; what author and agent organizations can do for you; how book chains and the superstores affect your chances of getting published; and why the American Booksellers Association convention is important to you. No other book provides such detailed and accessible information. For novices and veteran writers alike, HOW TO BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT takes the mystery out of getting the best deal possible and ensuring happy publication.

How To Be Your Own Literary Agent

How to Be Your Own Literary Agent takes the mystery out of book publishing for any writer, published or not.

Author: Richard Curtis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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How to Be Your Own Literary Agent takes the mystery out of book publishing for any writer, published or not. Richard Curtis -- a top literary agent for more than thirty years -- provides a comprehensive practical overview of the publishing process, from submissions to contract negotiations to subsidiary rights to marketing, publicity, and beyond. He also gives away trade secrets and invaluable wisdom -- candid advice that can be found nowhere else. Now completely revised and expanded, How to Be Your Own Literary Agent is essential reading for all writers. * Big publishers, small publishers, self-publishers, e-publishers: how to keep up in a rapidly changing business * The new breed of busy literary editors: how to find them and know what they're looking for * What the electronic revolution means to you, and how to take advantage of it * How to know your "publishing" rights and negotiate effectively * How to have a say in your book's design, jacket, and promotion * How book chains and superstores have altered publishing -- and what that means for you

How To Be A Literary Agent

If you don't have practical work experience, the next best thing is to have experience as a published author—being your own literary agent by selling your ...

Author: Richard Mariotti

Publisher: Piccadilly Books, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780941599269

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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This book takes you step-by-step through the fascinating business of literary representation, covering everything from setting up your business, finding and working with writers, locating the best publishers, working with editor, and making the sale, to negotiating contracts. It reveals the many intriguing inside secrets about getting published. You will learn: • How to identify marketable manuscripts • How to turn good manuscripts into potential bestsellers • How to create persuasive query letters and convincing book proposals • Where to find and how to approach the right publishers • How to develop lasting business relationships with editors • The secrets of avoiding rejection • How to make unpublished authors book like professional writers • How to get the most money from publishers A valuable resource for those considering careers as literary agents, as well as writers who want to be their own agents. Writers don’t need agents if they know how to approach publishers, properly prepare and send submissions, and deal with editors—all of which are covered in this book. You will learn how to present yourself as a professional and get the same respect given to successful authors and agents.

Be Your Own Literary Agent

With a clean manuscript in your hand and BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT in your pocket, publishing success is virtually assured.,Ä¢ Includes a glossary of publishing terms, a list of publishers most likely to read and accept a first-time ...

Author: Martin P. Levin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061865393

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 230

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Why sacrifice ten to fifteen percent of your book advance to a commissioned agent when you don'¬?t have to? If you'¬?re a talented writer with a head for details, you can prepare your manuscript, pitch it to publishers, secure an offer, and negotiate your contract without using an agent or spending hundreds of dollars on a publishing lawyer. In this revised and updated edition of BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT, fifty-year publishing veteran Martin P. Levin walks first-time authors through the intimidating process of selling their work with a clear, intelligent, and supportive approach that works. Sample letters and proposals show you exactly how to write a query letter, compile an author bio, phrase a book summary, organize a sample chapter, and more. With a clean manuscript in your hand and BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT in your pocket, publishing success is virtually assured.,Ä¢ Includes a glossary of publishing terms, a list of publishers most likely to read and accept a first-time author'¬?s book, and a handy manuscript submission record.,Ä¢ The new edition covers how to get published on the Internet and protect electronic rights, and includes new copyright terms for authors.,Ä¢ Original edition sold over 20,000 copies.

Ask a Literary Agent

anything, and allow yourself a shorter query letter. That said, in the big picture, ultimately the solution is for you to make a sustained effort towards ...

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Publisher: Lukeman Literary Management

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2011 Guide To Literary Agents

Taryn Fagerness, founder, Taryn Fagerness Literary Agency What's the most ... I'm just saying, know your strengths, and learn to toot your own horn.

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Now includes subscription to GLA online (the agents section of writersmarket.com)! Now in its 20th year, Guide to Literary Agents is a writer's best resource for finding a literary agent who can represent their work to publishing houses, big and small. The days when a writer could deal directly with a large publisher are over. Literary agents represent writers and shepherd manuscripts to the right editor; and a good representative is the difference between a published book and a manuscript that never gets read. To help writers acquire an agent, GLA provides names and specialties for more than 750 individual agents around the United States and the world. GLA includes more than 90 pages of original articles on finding the best agent to represent your work and how to seal the deal. From identifying your genre to writing query letters to avoiding agent pet peeves, GLA will help writers deal with agents every step of the way. NOTE: Subsciption to GLA online NOT included with e-book edition.

Guide to Literary Agents 2019

objective about your own writing. Finally, don't be afraid to take a chance on a new agent as I did, especially if she is part of an established agency or ...

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440354540

Category: Reference

Page: 339

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THE BEST RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR FINDING A LITERARY AGENT No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent to get the best book deal possible from a traditional publisher. Guide to Literary Agents 2019 is your go-to resource for finding that literary agent and earning a contract from a reputable publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 agents who represent writers and their books, the 28th edition of GLA includes: • The key elements of a successful nonfiction book proposal. • Informative articles on crafting the perfect synopsis and detailing what agents are looking for in the ideal client--written by actual literary agents. • Plus, debut authors share their varied paths to finding success and their first book publications.

How to Write a Book Proposal

The Yearbook of Experts, Authorities & Spokespersons: An Encyclopedia of Sources, Mitchell P. Davis On Publishing Be Your Own Literary Agent: The Ultimate ...

Author: Michael Larsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582977034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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The Source for Book Proposals Success! How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to: • Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal • Choose the best agents and editors for a particular proposal • Create a professional-looking proposal package • Predispose publishers to make their best offer Notes agent and author Michael Larsen also provides insider insights into the publishing industry as well as a plethora of newly updated information including: • Recent changes in the publishing industry • Updated trend information • New sample proposals • Expanded instructions for creating outlines You'll also find complete guidelines to becoming an effective self-promoter. How to Write a Book Proposal is a must-have for every writer!

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 28th edition

So the best way to tip the odds in your favor is to educate yourself on the ... tHe August AgenCy LLC v www.augustagency.com Agent's name: Cricket freeman, ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608685851

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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If You Want to Get Published, Read This Book! Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. The 28th edition, updated for 2019, includes strategies to finding your way through today’s field of publishers, editors, and agents. Get the most up-to-date information on the who’s who in publishing: The best way to ensure that your book stands out from the crowd is to find the right person to read it. In this guidebook, Jeff Herman reveals names, contact information, and personal interests for hundreds of literary agents and editors, so you can find the publishing professional who’s been waiting for you. In addition, the comprehensive index makes it easy to search by genre and subject. Learn to write a winning pitch: This highly-respected resource has helped countless authors achieve their highest goals. It starts with the perfect pitch. You’ll learn the language that publishers use, and ways to present yourself and your book in the best light. Trust the expert that insiders trust: Bestselling authors and publishing insiders recognize Jeff Herman’s Guide as honest, informative, and accurate. New and veteran writers of both fiction and nonfiction have relied on this no-nonsense guidebook for decades. Everything you need to know to publish your book is compiled in this one go-to resource. In Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents you’ll find: Invaluable information about 245 publishers and imprints Independent book editors who can help make your book publisher-friendly Methods for spotting a scam before it’s too late Methods to becoming a confident partner in the business of publishing your book. This guide is an excellent addition to your collection if you have read Guide to Literary Agents 2019, Writer's Market 2019, or The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published.

The Writer s Relief Field Guide To Literary Agents

Find, Attract, Keep, And Manage Your Dream Agent Writer's Relief ... As a writer, you must stand up for your own writing and not rely on anyone else to do ...

Author: Writer's Relief

Publisher: Writer's Relief

ISBN: 9780991301591

Category: Reference

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Whether you’re a new writer or a veteran author, finding a literary agent is the best hope for getting your book published. But, as any writer with a book project will tell you, capturing the attention and interest of a literary agent is easier said than done. You need a guide. The Writer’s Relief Field Guide To Literary Agents offers industry-insider secrets, tips, and advice on how to find the best literary agent to represent your book, including: · Do I even need a literary agent? · What literary agents do—and don’t do · Identifying the right agent for your book · The ultimate literary agent lure: The irresistible query letter · Red flags to watch for and avoid · How to best handle agent requests, rejections, and uncertainties · Make-or-break questions to ask your literary agent · Literary contracts—what you must know BONUS SECTION: The how, what, and why of author platforms It’s all here! In an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide based on over 20 years of publishing industry experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this essential handbook and get started on your pursuit of the ultimate author prize: a literary agent and publishing contract!

Mastering the Business of Writing

The column, "Agent's Corner," first saw the light of day early in 1981, and out of the first two dozen or so pieces I developed my book, How to Be Your Own ...

Author: Richard Curtis

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497622111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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One of the most comprehensive guides currently on the market, MASTERING THE BUSINESS OF WRITING is an insider's guide to the business of being a professional writer. All aspects of the publishing industry are explained, both for the aspiring author and the established writer wishing to jump start a professional career. This guide includes everything you need to know about publishers, agents, and the track to success, including: What agents do and how they develop relationships within the publishing industry that can be beneficial to your career; the best way to formulate a book proposal that sells; what publishers are really looking for in a book—and what they aren't; understanding technicalities of advances, contracts, multibook deals and subsidiary rights; the significance of sales conferences and bookstore chains; essential manners and protocols for establishing positive relations with your agent, editor and publisher, legal issues, copyright, and much, much more....

Screen Stage Marketing Secrets

BE YOUR OWN LITERARY AGENT I'm not saying to print business cards and form an agency, though you (or your spouse) can do so, but it is highly recommended ...

Author: James Russell

Publisher: James Russell Publishing

ISBN: 0916367118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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Detailed procedures on how to sell your screenplay or stage script

Get a Literary Agent

—Cameron McClure (Donald Maass Literary Agency) “[Most query letters are] too ... no need to apologize for yourself—'I'm so sorry to take up your time.

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent! If you dream of scoring the best possible deal with a traditional publisher and seeing your book in print, you need literary representation. Filled with practical, straightforward advice and insider tips, Get a Literary Agent is a one-stop resource for writers of both fiction and nonfiction. You'll learn how to: • Research agents and target the best ones for your work • Navigate the submission process--from best practices to possible pitfalls • Craft a polished query letter and pitch your work effectively • Assemble a book proposal like a pro • Form a lasting partnership with your agent You'll also gain the advice of more than 100 literary agents who share their secrets for securing representation. If you've ever wondered what a literary agent can do for you--and why you need one--this invaluable guide provides the answers.

How to Write and Sell True Crime

In order to get an agent for your true crime book proposal you should do the ... read How to Be Your Own Literary Agent by Richard Curtis (Houghton Mifflin) ...

Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 149

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It all starts with a newspaper article depiciting an unthinkable crime in a local community. From these headlines, a skilled writer can weave a full-length book - developing the characters, determining the motives, reporting on the judgment. That writer could be you. If you're fascinated by unusual crime stories; if you want to know how to determine which stories have book potential; if you want to learn how to ferret out the details, the motives, and the psychological dramas that make up these crimes, this book is for you. Gary Provost, author of several true crime books and numerous other titles walks you through the process of writing a true crime story.

Your First Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

A Top Agent and a Published Author Show You How to Write Your Book and Get It Pu ... like to recommend How to Be Your Own Literary Agent, by Richard Curtis.

Author: Ann Rittenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440351921

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Your Expert Guide to Writing and Publishing a Novel In this revised and expanded edition of Your First Novel, novelist Laura Whitcomb, seasoned literary agent Ann Rittenberg, and her knowledgeable assistant, Camille Goldin, team up to provide you with the essential skills needed to craft the best novel you can--and the savvy business know-how to get it published. Complete with updated references, analysis of new best-selling novels, and the same detailed instruction, Whitcomb will show you how to: • Practice the craft of writing, using both your right- and left-brain • Develop a flexible card system for organizing and outlining plot • Create dynamic characters that readers love--and love to hate • Study classic novels and story structure to adapt with your ideas Featuring two new chapters on choosing your path as an author and understanding the world of self-publishing, Rittenberg and Goldin dive into the business side of publishing, including: • What agents can--and should--do for your future • Who you should target as an agent for your burgeoning career • How the mysterious auction for novels actually goes down • Why you should learn to work with your agent through thick and thin Guiding your first novel from early words to a spot on the bookshelf can be an exciting and terrifying journey, but you're not alone. Alongside the advice of industry veterans, Your First Novel Revised and Expanded also includes plenty of firsthand accounts from published authors on their journeys, including Dennis Lehane, C.J. Box, Kathleen McCleary, David Kazzie, and more.

2012 Guide to Literary Agents

... or Martha, or the next Donald in your own field. —JEFFERY MCGRAW, literary agent, The August Agency Your bio says you seek “travel narrative nonfiction.

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent No matter what you’re writing—fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults—you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2012 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent—without fear of being scammed—and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: • Completely updated contact and submission information for literary agents who are looking for new clients • Writing and submission advice from more than 40 top literary agents • Informative articles on subjects such as writing a query letter, composing a book proposal, writing a novel synopsis, attending a writers conference, protecting your work, and more Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with Chuck Sambuchino that will teach you "Everything You Need to Know About Agents" "The Guide to Literary Agents contains a wealth of information and good advice, and was crucial in my successful search for an agent. I found a great agent and my book has now sold in 11 territories and counting." —Richard Harvell, The Bells "The Guide to Literary Agents was very useful to me when I was getting started. I always recommend GLA to writers." —Michael Wiley, The Bad Kitty Lounge and The Last Striptease

2015 Guide to Literary Agents

2002. Member of AAR, RWA, SCBWI, SFWA. Prior to opening her own agency, Ms. Nelson worked as a literary scout and subrights agent for agent Jody Rein.

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638638

Category: Reference

Page: 363

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The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for adults or children--you need a literary agent if you want to get the best traditional publishing book deal possible. The 2015 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent and getting your book bought by a top publisher. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their books, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • "10 Reasons Agents Reject Your Manuscript"--helping you learn what not to do during the submission process • "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps actively building their client lists right now • 13 debut author success stories: Writers explain their paths to publication, so you can learn from their successes and see what they did right • Informative how-to articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, platform and blogging, nonfiction book proposals, and more *Includes access to the webinar "Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Agent" from Chuck Sambuchino, editor of Guide to Literary Agents* In this 90-minute webinar, you'll learn how to compose a query letter, what makes up a compelling pitch, synopsis writing tips, how to research/find agents, and much more.